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BETHEL, NY - AUGUST 14: A plaque marks the original site location as the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival approaches August 14, 2009 in Bethel, New York. On August 15-17 in 1969 an estimated 400,000 music fans gathered on Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, N.Y. for the most celebrated music festival ever. The 40th anniversary concert will take place tomorrow. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

It’s official:  A 50th Anniversary celebration in honor of Woodstock will be taking place in 2019 on the site of the original legendary festival.

Per the website for the Bethel Wood Center for the Arts, the anniversary festival will be officially dubbed “Bethel Woods Music And Culture Festival: Celebrating the Golden Anniversary at the Historic Site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival,” which is an extraordinary mouthful considering everyone is just going to call it “Woodstock 50” anyway.

The festival itself will feature “live music, TED-style talks and special exhibits,” however, a lineup has yet to be announced but will be announced soon along with ticket details.

Hopefully, this festival will be better remembered than the absolute disaster that was Woodstock ‘99, which really gives Altamont a run for its historical awfulness.


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights